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A Team with a Passion for the Pursuit of Excellence
Sonoma Restaurant opened in September of 1996, and has since become one of the Northeast’s premier dining destinations. In 2017, the top-rated national restaurant was acquired by the Beechwood Hotel putting Sonoma in the heart of Central Massachusetts.
Sonoma has garnered much recognition since its 1996 opening, including awards from the prestigious DiRōNA (Distinguished Restaurants of North America) Award, the Oscars of the restaurant world.
Sonoma has also earned 4-Star reviews in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Worcester Magazine, The Jewish Chronicle, Worcester Phoenix and The Harvard Post, was featured in the travel magazine Best Places to Eat in New England and was recognized by Yankee Magazine as the “Best Farm-to-Table Restaurant in New England.” In 2009, Sonoma was the Massachusetts State Finalist Winner of the National Restaurant Association’s “Good Neighbor Award” for community giving and involvement.
Dr. Charles Birbara and his wife, Janet, owners of the Beechwood Hotel in Worcester have named Gary Arthur of Wellesley as the new executive chef responsible for overseeing culinary initiatives at the Plantation Street hotel’s award-winning Sonoma Restaurant.